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Application Process and Timeline

Application Through AMCAS

Application to Loma Linda University must be made through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).  For more information or to fill out an application, visit www.aamc.org.  The deadline to submit an AMCAS application is November 1, 2016.  The AMCAS application, transcripts, and fees all must be submitted to AMCAS by the deadline.  Please do not send transcripts to our office.

Our Supplementary Application

Upon receipt of an AMCAS application (allowing up to 6 weeks after submission of the application to AMCAS), an email is sent inviting the applicant to complete a supplementary application. If this email invitation is not received within two weeks after notification from AMCAS that an application is verified, please call the Office of Admissions at 909.558.4467.  The deadline for submission of the supplementary application is November 15, 2016. The fee for the supplementary application is $85, and is non-refundable.

FEE WAIVER: Supplementary application fee waivers are granted to those who have received a fee waiver from AMCAS. No action is required by the applicant who has received an approved AMCAS fee waiver. Requests for refunds will not be considered after the application fee has been paid.

Our Review Process

Upon receipt of an AMCAS application, all required letters of recommendation, and the supplementary application and fee, files will be marked as complete, and an email will be sent notifying the applicant that the application is now in the review process.

Application reviews run from September through June.  Any changes to status will be communicated to the applicant through postal mail.  These communications include, but are not limited to, invitations to interview and offers of acceptance. 

Applicants are requested to not contact our office for status checks on applications.  Notification will be sent when a change occurs.  If no communication has been received by April 1, 2017, please contact the Office of Admissions for further information.

Loma Linda University Central Admissions hosts a website whereby applicants can check to make sure all items have been received. (NOTE: Letters of recommendation are downloaded from the AMCAS website after the supplementary application is received.) Admissions decisions are not reflected on this site. Its purpose is to update the applicant on the receipt of required items by the Office of Admissions.

Application Updates

Applicants may submit updates after completion of the supplemental application by sending an email to the Office of Admissions (admissions.sm@llu.edu). These updates may include:

  • Activity updates or letters of interest, which may be written in the body of an email or attached in PDF format.
  • Grade updates for coursework completed since the submission of the secondary application, which may submitted by email in the form of unofficial transcript PDFs. 
  • Additional letters of recommendation, which must be submitted through AMCAS to be considered. 


Acceptances are offered on a rolling basis between December and June.  All admission decisions are made by the Admissions Committee and are final.


Accepted applicants may petition, in writing, for a deferral of matriculation.  Deferrals may be approved for one year.  Requests for deferral should include the rationale for the request.  Each request is considered on an individual basis, and the final decision is at the discretion of the Dean’s Administrative Council.

Application Timeline

01 Jun 2016: Application is available via AMCAS

Jun - Aug 2016: Early Decision applications are submitted and completed, including letters of recommendation and supplementary application & fee.

01 Aug 2016: Deadline for submitting the Early Decision Program AMCAS Application.

15 Aug 2016: Deadline for receipt of all Early Decision Program application materials.

01 Oct 2016: Early Decision applicants are notified of the Admissions Committee decision.

Jul - Nov 2016: AMCAS applications and letters of recommendations are received by the Admissions Office. Invitations to complete the supplementary application are sent via email.

01 Nov 2016: Deadline for submitting the AMCAS application.

15 Nov 2016: Deadline for receipt of all application information, including the supplementary application & fee.

Jul 2016 - Mar 2017: Applications are reviewed.

Dec 2016 - Jun 2017: Offers of admission are made on a rolling basis.

30 April 2017: Deadline for applicants holding multiple acceptances to withdraw their acceptance from all medical schools except the one to which they plan to enroll. 

Aug 2017: Orientation begins for the entering class of 2017.